Ira Van Rogers was born May 30, 1936 in Marshall, Texas. He was the second oldest of four children born to Alberta Board and Van Buren Rogers. He came to know God at an early age and was a member of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Marshall, Texas.\nHe moved to Houston, Texas in the 50's where he offered his self-taught skill as an auto mechanic and later in construction. Because of his efforts to go above and beyond in any job task, he was promoted to supervisor and took pride in satisfying customers.\nHe was united in marriage to Ivory Pear Phillips and from their union a son was born, Gary Rogers. In his later years, he was blessed to Father Sabrina Rogers, Sharon Rogers, Ira Lee Rogers (Poochie), and Adele Rogers Green (Sue).\nIra Van Rogers was extended the right hand of fellowship at Arm of Our Lord Deliverance, where his nephew Michael Ray Rogers is the Pastor. Although the debilitating illness of Alzheimers would hinder him from fellowshipping with other saints, he enjoyed listening to Pastor Terry Houston when he visited his home and through avenues of social media.\nIra Van Rogers was preceded by his son Ira Lee Rogers and granddaughter Iris Rogers. In his death he leaves to mourn: his surviving children, Gary Rogers, Sabrina Rogers, Sharon Rogers, and Adele Rogers-Green (Sue) (husband Donald Green) and Felecia Griffin Rogers (daughter-in-law). Grandchildren; Christopher Lynn Yates, Keisha Marie Rogers, Mariah Marie Rogers, Stefon Onwuneme, Pierre Onwuneme, Donte Green, Rodnecia LaNamdra Griffin, Rodney Thaddeus Griffin, Iraniqua LaNandra Rogers, Iranique Monae Rogers, Radiance LeMiracle Rogers, Radiant Lafaith Rogers, Iranecia Monique Griffin, Irin Rogers, Iron Montrey Rogers, Ira Lee Griffin, Iric Le Andre Griffin, Dominique Griffin, Irin Marquis Griffin, Ira Vanbuream Rogers, Isaiah Jeremiah Elyah-Luke Rogers,Sandra Jean Griffin, Dominique Le Terrance Griffin, Jessica Rogers, Mikia Rogers, and Brandon Rogers. Great grandchildren; Serenity Rogers, Zachary Paul Lyman, Samaria Adele Rogers, Christopher Lynn Yates, Jr., and Adalyn Adele Onwuneme. Nieces: Lois Kazee Ousley and Penney Davis and nephew; Pastor Michael Ray Rogers and a host of grand nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.\nPsalm 23 - KJV) (1) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. (6) Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.\nA Visitation for Ira Van Rogers will be held at Carnes Funeral Home 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, Texas on Saturday March 13, 2021 at 11 AM with a Memorial Service Immediately following at noon.